Help Sierra Leonean Women Beat Breast Cancer

by Develop Africa, Inc. Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month Site Visit Verified

Summary

This project provides women in Sierra Leone the essential breast cancer information, early detection and breast cancer treatment they otherwise would not have access to logistically and/or financially.

$150
total raised
3
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women both in the developed and less developed world, (2011). Many women in Sierra Leone are more vulnerable to breast cancer due to a lack of awareness. They also are not able to afford the cost of mammograms, which are prohibitively expensive. There is very little specialized care in Sierra Leone. Due to the associated costs, they are frequently not able to travel to other countries for additional care.

Solution

This project covers the cost of breast cancer screening, treatment and care for women diagnosed with breast cancer. If we provide access to early screening, we will be able to reduce the death rate caused by undiagnosed, late-stage breast cancer.

Long-Term Impact

Providing access to breast cancer information, screening and treatment nationwide will save the lives of hundreds of women from almost certain death from breast cancer.

Resources

http:/​/​www.developafrica.org
Knowledge of breast cancer in women - Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone's Breast Cancer Taboo Stalls Diagnose

Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.developafrica.org
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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